Aerospace Division

The ASME Aerospace Division’s objective is to promote the development and dissemination of the mechanical, materials and systems engineering aspects of aircraft, spacecraft and missile design and operation.

Mission

To Provide Aerospace Leadership for the Future

The ASME Aerospace Division's objective is to promote the development and dissemination of the mechanical, materials and systems engineering aspects of aircraft, spacecraft and missile design and operation. This encompasses primary and secondary subsystems and components as well as the vehicles themselves and necessary life support equipment.

The Division also emphasizes the inter-relationship between technology and society and the more effective transfer of its inherently advanced technology to other segments of the economy.

The Division functions primarily through the organization and sponsorship of Technical Conferences and Publications. The Division also recognizes outstanding individual technical contributions to the profession by means of an Honors & Awards program.

In addition, the Division supports ASME's Government Relations activities by providing expert opinion to State and Federal governments through public policy statements to help influence technology innovation in aerospace.

Honors & Awards

Aerospace Division members solicit, initiate, review and submit recommendations for ASME honors and awards to recognize outstanding individual technical contributions to the industry. The Division participates or sponsors up to eight(8) awards per year.

Society Level Awards

  • Spirit of St. Louis Medal
  • Daniel Guggenheim Medal
    An international, multi-society award (ASME,SAE and AIAA), presented annually at an event organized by the Society sponsoring honoree, for the recognition of notable achievement in the advancement of flight.It consists of a certificate and a medal.

Division Level Awards

Events

Featured Event

IMECE® International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition®
October 29 – November 2, 2023, New Orleans, LA
Track 5: Advances in Aerospace Technology

SSDM 2024 ASME Aerospace Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
April 29 - May 1, 2024
Hyatt Regency Lake Washington
Renton, WA (Seattle's South Seaport)

Past Events

SSDM 2023  ASME Aerospace Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
June 19 - 21, 2023, San Diego, CA

SMASIS - The ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems

IMECE® - International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition®
Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH
October 30 – November 3, 2022
Advances in Aerospace Technology Track

SMASIS 2021 - The ASME 2021 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems

SMASIS 2020 - The ASME 2020 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems

SMASIS 2019 - The ASME 2019 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems

Annual Events

ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition
Level of Involvement: Co-sponsorship
When held: Annually in November
Conference Sponsor: ASME
ASME Contact/Rep: Chairs, AERO Adaptive Structures & Material Systems (ASMS) and Structures & Material Technical Committee

SPIE International Symposium on Smart Structures & Materials
Level of Involvement: Co-sponsorship
When held: Annually in March
Conference Sponsor: International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
ASME Contact/Rep: Chair, AERO Adaptive Structures& Material Systems (ASMS) Technical Committee
For conference information: SPIE, Bellingham, WA, Tel : (360)-676-3290, Fax: (360)-646-1445, Website: www.spie.org

AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials (SDM) Conference
Level of Involvement: Participation
When held: Annually in April
Conference Sponsor: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
ASME Contact/Rep: Chairs, AERO Adaptive Structures & Material Systems (ASMS) and Structures & Material Technical Committee
For conference information: AIAA, Reston, VA, Tel : (703)-264-7500, Fax: (703)-264-7551, Website: www.aiaa.org

International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies
Level of Involvement: Participation
When held: Annually in October
Conference Sponsor: Conference (ICAST) is overseen by an International Advisory Committee and is co-sponsored by a host of international associations; a local sponsor, usually a university organizes it.
ASME Contact/Rep: Chair, AERO Adaptive Structures & Material Systems (ASMS) Technical Committee

AIAA/ASME/SAE/AICHE/ASMA International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES)
Level of Involvement: Participation
When held: Annually in July
Conference Sponsor: Administered by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
ASME Contact/Rep: Chair, AERO Crew Systems Technical Committee
For conference information: SAE, Warrendale, PA, Customer Service :Tel: (724)-776-4970, Fax: (724)-776-0790, Website: www.sae.org/calendar

AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit
Level of Involvement: Participation
When held: Annually in July
Conference Sponsor: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
ASME Contact/Rep: Chair, AERO Propulsion Technical Committee
For conference information: AIAA, Reston, VA, Tel : (703)-264-7500, Fax: (703)-264-7551, Website: www.aiaa.org

Links

Links to helpful online resources related to the division are below. If you have suggestions for other resources, please contact the division chair or ASME staff.

  • ASME Landmarks Program
    Landmarks, sites and collections of historic importance to mechanical engineering are designated by ASME through its History and Heritage Landmarks Program.
  • ASME History and Heritage
    ASME fosters the preservation of mechanical engineering innovations used in a wide range of applications through its History and Heritage program.

U.S. Government Agencies and Departments

Leadership

Lea Der Chen
Chair | July 2023 – June 2024

Elizabeth Jens
Member | July 2023 – June 2024

Oliver Myers
Member | June 2023 – July 2024

Olesya Zhupanska
Member | June 2023 – July 2024

Constantin Ciocanel
Treasurer | June 2023 - July 2024

Erdogan Madenci
Member | June 2023 - July 2024

Weihua Su
Member | June 2023 - July 2024

Esteban Valencia
Member | Julne 2023 - July 2024

Wenbin Yu
Past Chair/Awards Chair | July 2023 – June 2024

Barbara Zlatnik
Staff Contact

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